On January 5, we announced new Intel®-powered, Windows® 10-based products, the PC2GO “PC on a Stick” and the new W14, both powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ Quad Core processor. The sleek and powerful Hipstreet W14 notebook brings a thin and light design without compromising performance. The PC2GO gives you the performance of a full size PC in the palm of your hand, bringing the full Windows® 10 computing experience to your TV. Sampling to press now, we expect the PC2GO to be the first product of its class in market powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ Z8300 Processor.
On January 6, we proudly announced an exclusive partnership with with blackshore, a leading multi-channel business partner and management firm for digital content developers, to work with some of the blackshore’s top YouTube Minecraft stars to help create an exclusive line of gaming-related products including headphones and USB Flash Drives. blackshore represents such well-known internet gaming stars as “TheBajanCanadian”, “JeromeASF”, “PrestonPlayz”, “Vikkstar123HD”, “Lachlan” and “MrWoofless”. The first special edition products are expected to launch in Q1, with more additions to the line throughout 2016.
Finally, on January 7 we proudly revealed our new NRVE brand, which will feature a new and innovative gaming and audio lineup focusing on quality, style, innovation and value. The NRVE Audio line of products will be the perfect blend of style and sound, bringing unconventional design aesthetics without compromising audio quality. The NRVE Gaming line of products will bring the kind of smart, inventive and most importantly useful design features that gamers have been asking for, while still providing tremendous quality and outstanding value. We will reveal a lot more in the months to come, but in the meantime you can sign up to be the first to get updates and special offers at our new site: www.nrvecenter.com. You can also follow us on twitter at @nrvecenter.
These announcements are perfect representations of what Hipstreet is all about - agile innovation, a distinctive design philosophy and incredible value.
MARKHAM, Ontario 1/5/2016 – Hipstreet continues to be at the forefront of innovative consumer electronics solutions, today announcing its new W14 notebook and innovative PC2GO PC-on-a-Stick. Both products are powered by Intel® Atom™ Z8300 and Microsoft Windows® 10 Operating System, ensuring a smooth and reliable computing experience at home or on the go.
The sleek and powerful Hipstreet W14 notebook brings a thin and light design without compromising performance. Designed with the latest Intel® Atom™ Quad Core processor, 2GB DDR3L and a vibrant 14” screen, the W14 is the ultimate, affordable notebook for productivity and entertainment. The W14 runs on Windows® 10, delivering a superior computing experience with features like Cortana and the new Windows Store featuring hundreds of thousands of apps and games.
The PC2GO gives you the performance of a full size PC in the palm of your hand, bringing the full Windows® 10 computing experience to your TV. Sampling now, Hipstreet expects the PC2GO to be the first product of its class in market powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ Z8300 Processor. Easy to set up, the PC2GO also comes with a wireless, compact keyboard, ergonomically designed with a built in trackball and scroll wheel for easy navigation. Download apps, games and more from the Windows store and create your own powerful entertainment and productivity system.
“The new W14 and PC2GO products are perfect representations of what Hipstreet is all about”, said Moe Kirpalani, President and CEO. “They bring unmatched innovation, mobility and performance to consumers at affordable prices.”
The SRP of the Hipstreet W14 notebook will be $249.99 USD, while the Hipstreet PC2GO will launch with a $199.99 SRP. Both products are planned to be available in stores and at participating retailers in early 2016.
Today we are proud to launch a redesigned and revitalized hipstreet.com, a new showcase for our innovative consumer electronics solutions, improved e-commerce capabilities and enhanced customer support experience.
The new hipstreet.com begins with a new and robust Featured Products showcase that visitors will see when they first visit the site, featuring the latest and greatest products that Hipstreet has to offer with rich photography in a visually dynamic design. A re-vamped Store experience makes it easier than ever to find your favorite Hipstreet devices and accessories in a more accessible design. Finally, the improved Support area is now better organized to help Hipstreet customers easily find information through products manuals, video tutorials, and a thorough knowledge base section as well as best-in-class, personalized customer service including live chat, email and phone support.
The site also employs a “responsive” web design, recognizing the importance of a positive and comprehensive experience on mobile devices. Optimized for reading, navigation and interaction across a wide range of devices, the new design ensures that customers get a superior and consistent experience each time they visit hipstreet.com. With the number of mobile users accessing the internet surpassing the number of desktop users in 2014, an experience designed to support for mobile devices is no longer an option, it is a requirement.
It’s also important to note that hipstreet.com is not the only place to engage with us, we are very active on social media. We encourage you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @Hipstreet or on Pinterest, and get an insider’s view of what’s happening on our Instagram account.
Today’s launch is the first initiative in a multi-phased strategy to become a leader in the consumer online experience. To quote our President and CEO, Moe Kirpalani, “the new hipstreet.com is a reflection of our incredible growth and evolution in the consumer electronics market and represents a commitment to having a world class presence in today’s digital consumer landscape.”
In other words, we’re just getting started.
Thank you to everybody who participated in the Back to School Tablet Giveaway! We had over 700 entries to win our W10 Pro, 10″ tablet with docking keyboard, valued at $400!! (Canadian dollars, MSRP). Some of these were existing Hipstreet customers and others who were new to the brand.
Our social media team was hard at work, handwriting names on little slips of paper and placing them in a big hat for the winning draw! Ok, not really, but through the magic of random number generating software, we have come up with a winner.
Drumroll please……..And the winner is…..
Natalie left this comment on our Blogpost:
She also tweeted about our Giveaway:
Thank you to everybody who participated!! We really loved getting to meet new people and hearing from our existing customers. We will be hosting more giveaways in the coming months. Be sure to Follow and Like us on our social media sites and sign up for our newsletter, to be the first to know about upcoming giveaways, contests and new products.
To help you make a smooth transition, we have compiled a list of 5 essential tech tools to help you and your studious brood succeed this school year.
TECH TOOL #1:
Portable Charger / Power Bank
Don’t get caught without power for your portable devices! This must have tool allows you to recharge your device, on the go, wherever you go. This portable charger is small and compact, perfect for charging smartphones, cameras, Bluetooth devices, tablets, and portable gaming devices or other gadgets. It features an LED charge indicator display to let you know at a glance when it’s finished charging! An extra cool feature, is a built-in mirror, which will allow you to always look your best, since you never know who is going to be in your next class.
TECH TOOL #2:
3-in-1 Stylus Pen
There is so much information to take in during class. You need to write, you need to highlight and you need to use the touchscreen on your tablet. Sometimes, all at the same time! With this Universal 3-in-1 Stylus Pen tool, you can do it all. This 3-in-1 solution for going between tablets and documents, gives you a pen for writing, a stylus for your tablet, and a highlighter for your documents and textbooks. Switching it up is a breeze. No information shall be left behind!! Do you feel smarter already? We thought so.
TECH TOOL #3:
iPad Case with Keyboard
You love your iPad Air (or iPad Air 2), but really wish it had a keyboard plus you want some protection against bumps that happen in the school hallways. This ultra thin, space saving case is made out of durable aluminum which matches the look and feel of your iPad, keeping you right in style! The ultra-thin elegant portfolio case with detachable wireless keyboard allows you to work on emails, take notes and blog during school hours. Comes with a rechargeable battery and the case automatically ‘sleeps’ your iPad, saving your precious battery life. This case also supports multiple viewing angles when watching your favourite videos during downtime.
TECH TOOL #4:
In-Ear Noise Isolation Earbuds
So, you have a spare class or need to cram for a test during lunch? With these IN-EAR noise isolating ear bud headphones, you can relax with music, listen to a podcast or just use them to reduce the noise of your fellow classmates while you study. These earbuds are super compact and light, so they barely put a dent in your backpack. Featuring great sensitivity and frequency response, these buds will take you away from all the distractions.
TECH TOOL #5:
W10 – 10″ Tablet with Docking Keyboard
You will be able to take this lightweight tablet with detachable keyboard with you anywhere you need to go! Taking notes, researching papers and creating spreadsheets will be much faster and easier when you tote along your own tablet to classes. Tablets encourage creativity and make learning more interactive and fun; leave the keybaord behind when you want to play your favourite music, watch videos or play some games. At just 975 grams (38 ounces) with keyboard, it is light enough to carry in your backpack, and helps lower the risk of backpack weight-related injuries from all those textbooks!
To get you started on the right track this school year, Hipstreet is having a Back to School Tablet Giveaway! We are giving away a 10″ W10 Pro, with bluetooth keyboard. It features a big enough screen to work efficiently, yet is compact and lightweight enough to tote around from class to class. Have you entered yet?
You get up to 7 entries, which means 7 chances to win! You can also earn up to 10 additional entries by referring a friend. Enter soon as the contest closes Monday, August 24, 2015. Rules and more info regarding the W10 Pro tablet can be found here.